by Caroline Kirby
When you think about New York, what do you picture? Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, or maybe the Empire State Building—the list could go on forever. Did you imagine each of the above? You’re not alone. Most people think of New York City as New York, but the truth is that the Empire State is so much more.
Hundreds of miles of ocean coastline, acres of undeveloped land, over 11 distinct regions, and a strong history! So if you’re curious about what else New York has to offer apart from “The Big Apple” and what area may be best for your land investment, read on.
Moving to the Empire State doesn’t mean you have to set up shop amidst the hustle and bustle, in addition to being home to the most populous U.S. city the state of New York also hosts mountain ranges, small towns, and plenty of opportunities. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the best places to look for land in New York.
Western New York is home to some of the most beautiful state parks and natural attractions (hello Niagara Falls!). You’re also close to the Canadian border, meaning access to even more places to explore. Charming and historic are two common adjectives to describe this area, and while it may not have Broadway or MoMa, this region boasts it’s fair share of artistic ventures.
If you have an aversion to crowds, traffic, or big cities in general, then this is the place to go. A lot of outsiders are also surprised to learn that hunting is a big activity in upstate New York, so if you enjoy waterfowl season, you don’t have to give that up here. In addition to being an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, this region is home to over 50 university and community college campuses.
Are you a happier person when you’re on the water? Head north, and don’t look back. Whether you have dreams of building a lakeside cottage or exploring magnificent waterfalls, this is the place to do it. With year-round activities, renowned wineries, and only a few hours from popular attractions, the thousand islands region can give you a little bit of everything.
Another hot spot for nature lovers looking to escape the city is the Adirondacks. If you’re a history buff or enjoy outdoor sports like kayaking, skiing, climbing, and fishing, then this will be paradise. Enjoy all four seasons, fresh air, and Lake Placid, host to two Olympic Winter Games, when you’re in the Adirondacks.
As you do more research, you’ll see that there’s a place for everyone around New York. No matter which region is most appealing to you, there are plenty of benefits to buying land in New York state. Magical outdoor settings, friendly suburbs, and charming history can be found throughout the state.
Take a look through LandHub’s New York listings to see what properties are available!
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